Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter. Nadine Gordime
My answer is: Recognize yourself in others
Afrikaner women are lower than rats, closer related to plants, just fit enough to be raped in an act of genus preservation.
Writers themselves don't analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope.
Mostly I'm interviewed by white people, and identified with white society.
He's a colleague and a friend, and it's also a wonderful thing that the Nobel Prize has come to South Africa again,
Humans, the only self-regarding animals, blessed or cursed with this torturing higher faculty, have always wanted to know why.
I believe - I know (there are not many things I should care to dogmatize about, on the subject of writing) that writers need solitude, and seek alienation of a kind every day of their working lives. (And remember, they are not even aware when and when not they are working.) ... The tension between s
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
You can't change a regime on the basis of compassion. There's got to be something harder.
That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man
You can't be afraid to do good in case evil results.
It's easier for the former masters to put aside the masks that hid their humanity than for the former slaves to recognise the faces underneath. Or to trust that this is not a new mask these are wearing.
It's absolutely fatal to your writing to think about how your work will be received. It's a betrayal of whatever talent you have.
I shall never write an autobiography, I'm much too jealous of my privacy for that.
a writer doesn't only need the time when he's actually writing - he or she has got to have time to think and time just to let things work out. Nothing is worse for this than society. Nothing is worse for this than the abrasive, if enjoyable, effect of other people.
I cannot live with someone who can't live without me.
Disaster is private, in its way, as love is.
The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison.
Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.
People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.
Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.
There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid.
Censorship may have to do with literature; but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship.
She filled her house with blacks, and white parsons who went around preaching Jesus was a revolutionary, and then when the police walked in she was surprised
I don't think I am a citizen of the world; I am very much a citizen of my own country. But my own country is closely related to other parts of the world and influenced by what happens there.
Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter. Nadine Gord
If you live in Europe . . . things change . . . but continuity never seems to break. You don't have to throw the past away.
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.